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Local Food

One of the delights of the Ross of Mull is being able to sample the local, fresh produce which is grown, reared and caught here. From the hills there is free range beef, pork and lamb while the pristine waters provide hand caught fish and shellfish. There is a selection of places to eat out in Fionnphort; alternatively enjoy a short ferry ride for lunch in Iona or take a trip to nearby Bunessan. For self-catering, the Crofter’s Kitchen supplies fresh vegetables and their own free range eggs. The Ferry Shop in Fionnphort stocks a selection of home grown and produced produce including Isle of Mull Cheese as well as a good selection of essential groceries.

Eating out

The Keel Row restaurant and pub in Fionnphort has a well-deserved excellent reputation for food and drink set in a wonderful historic setting, with the menu featuring local speciality produce. The Keel Row is the popular choice for locals and a centre for community activities.

The Creel Seafood Bar serves freshly prepared and cooked seafood on the pier at Fionnphort where the catch is landed by the owners of The Creel and other local suppliers. Sit at tables al fresco or choose take-away from a delicious menu of fish and seafood including crab, lobster, mussels, langoustines and scallops

The Ninth Wave Restaurant just a mile out of Fionnphort is run by Canadian Chef Carla, supported by husband John who provides freshly caught seafood from his own boat during the day and is waiter at table in the evening.

One of the delights of staying in Fionnphort is the ability to hop onto the Iona Ferry and spend some time exploring the village and the beaches of the island. There is a selection of great eating out places on Iona including the Argyll Hotel and the Heritage Centre.

Buying locally for self-catering

Crofters Kitchen: In a stunning, sheltered location in nearby Kintra, the Crofters Kitchen is involved in vegetable and fruit provision and the selling of seasonal vegetables, eggs, meat and other organic and eco-products. Preserves are also for sale. This is a great source of ingredients for your own cooking in the self-catering kitchen at the Ross of Mull Bunkhouse. http://www.ecocroft.co.uk

The Ferry Shop: The Ferry Shop in Fionnphort sells general groceries, but always with a good selection of island produce.  This is the place to come for your self-catering supplies. Conveniently the Ferry Shop also has a Post Office, an ATM and a gift ship.

Iona Seafood: Local fisherman Neil Jardine can drop hand-caught seafood at Fionnphort Pier.  You can contact Neil direct and place an order, or simply choose from what is available that day www.ionaseafood.com

Find out more about the food produce of Mull on  Mull & Iona Food Trail it’s a great way to explore the rest of the island.